Alexander Fischer

Adjunct Assistant Professor of German
Max Kade Visiting Professor

Adjunct Assistant Professor of German
Office
112 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Email
afische6@nd.edu

Education

M.A. Philosophy, German, Communication Science, History (Bamberg University)

M.A. German Studies (University of Waterloo)

D.Phil. (University of Bamberg)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Storytelling
  • Manipulation
  • Philosophy of psychology
  • Theories of knowledge
  • Emotion theory
  • Ethics

Biography

Dr. Alexander Fischer teaches and researches as an Assistant Professor at the University of Basel (Switzerland). He has been a Visiting Scholar at Duke University (U.S.), the University of Cambridge (UK), Visiting Assistant Professor at Bond University (Australia) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame (U.S.). His research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy and psychology and include manipulation, action theory, emotions, ethics and storytelling. His last book "Manipulation. Zur Theorie und Ethik einer Form der Beeinflussung" was published by Suhrkamp.

In addition to his scientific work he completed several psychotherapy trainings (integrative psychotherapy, systemic therapy and trauma therapy) and works as a therapist.

Representative Publications and Accomplishments

Manipulation. Zur Theorie und Ethik einer Form der Beeinflussung. Berlin: Suhrkamp 2017 (= stw 2228).

„Im Schraubstock der Angst: Manipulation und unsere Disposition zur Ängstlichkeit“. In: Hermeneutische Blätter 26/1 (2020), S. 20-37.

Grenzgänge in der Philosophie: Denken darstellen. Mit Graphic Recordings von Sebastian Lörscher. Paderborn: mentis 2019 (mit Annett Wienmeister).

„Die Moral durch die Geschicht’: Erzählen als vernünftige Integration von Verstand und Affekten im moralischen Handeln.“ In: Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Psychosomatik 10/1 (2018), S. 1-15.

„Modulated Feelings: The Pleasurable-Ends-Model of Manipulation.” In: Philosophical Inquiries VI/2 (2018), S. 25-44 (mit Christian Illies).